New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
July 26, 2017

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Senior Assistant Attorney Genera
Chief, Homicide Unit
Via email:
At the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office: (603) 271-3671

Report issued regarding the February 9, 2017 shooting incident in Stoddard, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that the attached report has been completed regarding the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Carney that occurred in Stoddard, New Hampshire on February 9, 2017.

The report, which is attached, concludes that based on all the facts and circumstances, Nicole Carney was justified in her use of deadly force when she shot and killed an intruder in her home, her estranged husband, Michael Carney.

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